Patricia R. Rhodes (79) of Effingham


Published on September 14 2012 10:23 am

Patricia R. Rhodes, 79, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 12:37 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2012, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Oak Ridge
Cemetery, Effingham, with the Rev. Drew Holloway officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Effingham. No visitation will be held.

Memorials may be given to the Effingham County Humane Society. Online condolences may be expressed at

Patricia was born on September 5, 1933, in Effingham, the daughter of John and Clara (Marlowe) Boy. She married George E. Rhodes in 1952, in Fayette County. He preceded her in death on January 14, 2009. Patricia was an executive assistant for Presley Tours in Carbondale.

Patricia is survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; and sisters, Madeline VanAlst, Norma Mielke, and Doris Wernsing.